TikToker steals leaves to grow its own indoor plants
A woman on TikTok has found viral fame for her impressive plant collection and confession of how she grew it.
In her viral video, @raaee____, aka Rae, shares that she only bought one plant for her house.
As for others, she says she steals leaves and plant clippings found in various stores, then replants the picked greenery to grow new plants.
Planting leaves and growing a new plant is called propagating.
In the clip, Rae can be seen pulling a leaf off a plant while a voiceover reads the caption, “When someone asks where you get all your plants.”
Her video went viral, with over 652,000 likes and countless reactions to her confession in the comments.
Some TikTok users are surprised to learn that you can grow plants from leaves. Others, however, don’t approve of the way Rae puts together her leaf clippings.
“This is a big no-no in the plant community,” one user commented.
A second TikToker wrote, “This is kinda disrespectful. It is different if it has already fallen off the plant.
Others think stealing leaves from big businesses is fine, but frown upon stealing greens from small businesses.
“If it’s a (Home Depot) chain, stay away,” someone weighed, “but pls don’t hurt small business.”
Overall, the comments on Rae’s video are polarizing. However, they don’t seem to stop him from sourcing plants.
As Rae’s plant collection continues to grow, the woman with the green thumb takes to TikTok to show off her impressive collection, even joking that her home is quickly becoming a greenhouse.